Outside Magazine Looking for America's Fittest People


Outside's September 2008 cover
(Jill Greenberg)
Outside magazine is now taking nominations for the fittest regular Joes and Janes in the country

WHAT: Outside magazine is looking for the fittest athletes in the country—regular Joes and Janes—with real jobs and busy lives who somehow find time to excel athletically.

Professional athletes show us what's possible. But for every pro who's pushing the upper limits of human performance—helped along by training salaries, sponsorships and lots of free time-there are countless individuals who perform at a high level while balancing a full-time job, family, and training.

Outside is looking for runners, triathletes, cyclists, nordic skiers, adventure racers, and their kin, but we're not stopping there. Fitness is as much about being at the peak of your game as it is about being in great physical shape, so the sports can include those not normally associated with fitness, like climbing, kayaking, and more.

The 2008 winners were profiled on the CBS Early Show. To meet last year's Fittest Real Athletes go to: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch?id=4353134n%3fsource=search_video

WHEN: Outside will be taking nominations now through February 2, 2009

HOW: For instructions on how to nominate someone you know or even yourself as Outside's Fittest Real Athlete, visit: http://outside.away.com/outside/bodywork/200809/fittest-real-athlete-nomination.html

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Elaine Garza / elaine@giantnoise.com / 512.382.9017
Jada Williams / jada@giantnoise.com / 646.649.4933

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Alicia
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January 20, 2009 at 10:20 a.m. (EST)

Fitness is as much about being at the peak of your game as it is about being in great physical shape, so the sports can include those not normally associated with fitness, like climbing, kayaking, and more.

Who exactly thinks climbers and kayakers aren't fit?

trouthunter
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January 20, 2009 at 8:26 p.m. (EST)

I guess it depends on how much climbing you do with your kayak, sounds strenuous to me.

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